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Council workers go 15 months without pay

By MUKWIMA CHILALA  

INFORMATION has emerged that some unionized council workers who are employed on contract  basis have gone up to 15 months without being paid their salaries.

Some of the unionized council workers have cried foul that union leaders and management have not done much in addressing their plight but instead focusing on workers who are on permanent employment.

This came to light when Zambia United Local Authority union ZULAWU officials addressed unionized council and fire service workers at the Civic Centre following their resolve to go on a work stoppage due to three months salary arrears.

But about 150 council workers on contract have complained to Millennium Radio that they have gone for about 15 months without getting paid and that no concrete explanation has been given by management or the union on their plight.

And speaking earlier when addressing council workers at the civic Centre grounds, ZULAWU president Emmanuel Mwinsa said the union was working on bringing to an end the persistent salary arrears for council workers.

And Mr Mwinsa appealed to President Hakainde Hichilema through his new dawn administration to consider bailing out a few selected councils in Zambia that are struggling to be up to date with salaries.

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